How does the Statute of Limitations Work in Domestic Violence Cases?

The statute of limitations prevents punishment for acts of domestic violence occurring far enough in the past that the statute of limitations has run out.  The statute of limitations for assault and battery is three years; however, for domestic cases, if there was a course of violence that occurred over a long period of time and continued until before the end of the statute of limitations, then all of the domestic violence may be considered.  As long as the case is brought within three years of the last instance, all of the instances may be admitted.  Sagaria Law understands that domestic violence is a difficult issue, and we have knowledgeable, experienced attorneys ready to assist you with your case.  Call today to schedule your initial consultation.